Why coconut oil is eighth wonder of the world

Photo by Emily Creighton
Photo by Emily Creighton

Coconut oil – a truly spectacular natural wonder. With an endless list of uses and benefits, this is a product that every household should own.

If you have yet to hop on the coconut oil bandwagon, here is a list of reasons why you should:

1.   Energy source –

Coconut is a healthy, fatty acid – it is digested quickly, easily producing energy for the body. Try it in your coffee for an extra boost.

2.   Helps fight off bacteria –

This wonder can also help ward off bacterial and fungal infections. Ladies, this means it can even help treat those pesky yeast infections. Or, when used as a moisturizer (see no. four) it can help with body acne and sometimes even eczema.

3.   Reduces hunger –

Those same fatty acids that help produce energy can help stave off hunger. Coconut oil is a solid at room temperature, so use it as a spread on your morning toast and stay satisfied until lunch.

4.   Moisturizes hair and skin –

Your skin can easily absorb coconut oil. Use it on damp skin right after a shower – the steam will also help with deeper penetration. You can also use it as a hair mask. Just warm up the oil in your hands and run it from roots to ends. You can rinse this off in the shower. It can also help prevent frizz.

5.   Natural lube –

As long as you’re not allergic to it, coconut oil is a great lubricant. To check for an allergy, test it on a small area of sensitive skin. Also, do not pair it with latex condoms – the oil can deteriorate the integrity of the actual condom.

6.   Makeup remover –

Similar to olive oil, the properties of coconut oil help break down makeup. Your most stubborn, waterproof mascara won’t be able to stand up against it. Be sure to wash your face afterwards – it is never good to leave thick oils to settle into your pores.